Postpone the show?
No, Wind Energy Asia is vital to the development of the supply chain in Taiwan
PES brings you a review of Wind Energy Asia 2020, which took place from March 3rd -5th and a look at forward to the upcoming edition in 2021. In mid-February 2020, as the show approached, the coronavirus spread was heating up and headed straight to be declared a pandemic. Many European exhibitors were having difficulties imagining getting on a plane and flying to an island just 100 plus miles from China, where it all had started and was still far from under control.
In Taiwan however, with no community spread to speak of, the virus situation was very much under control. And we knew that, despite the pandemic, renewables continued to need development and that a strong supply chain in Taiwan was critical for the continued development of the industry here. So, despite the many skeptics, we went ahead. And were rewarded grandly!
All our numbers were up handsomely, yes, up, in 2020, imagine, compared to 2019:
• 52.8% more companies exhibiting, 136 in total. About 10-15 others canceled days before due to the pandemic
• 13 countries and 8 pavilions: up from 6 last year
• Exhibition area grew 29.7% to 205 booths
• 19.6% more trade visitors, for a total of 1,876